Mexico, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Mexican journalists joined on Friday to an increasingly universal request to grant the Nobel Peace Prize to the Henry Reeve Cuban Medical Brigade for their internationalist work.
Teodoro Renteria, on behalf of the National College-Graduate Journalism, Mexico section of the Latin American Federation of Journalists, the Federation of Associations of Mexican Journalists and the Primera Plana Club’s Advisory Council expressed this remark in his daily column, one of the most widespread in Mexico.
Renteria describes the request to the Sweden-Norway Academy to grant this award to the Henry Reeve medical brigade as a great initiative, for fulfilling the merit ‘to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses,’ as Alfred Nobel’s will states.
Where an illness appears, call it cholera or Ebola, or there are earthquakes, category 5 hurricanes, severe floods and other storms where man did not respect nature and it reacted enraged, these doctors will be there.
That courage comes from Fidel and Marti’s ideas, but also from the young man who gave his name to the health brigade, Henry Reeve, an US citizens born in 1850, who embarked for Cuba aged 19 years to participate in the Ten Years’ War (1868-1978) against Spanish colonialism and in 400 battles with 10 war wounds. He obtained the rank of colonel, the journalist recalls.